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Sharif names former judge as PML(N) presidential candidate

world Updated: Aug 25, 2008 19:45 IST

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister and PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif on Monday named former Chief Justice Saeed us Zaman Siddiqui as his party's candidate for presidential polls scheduled for September six.

Addressing newspersons after a meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Sharif said that the party has requested the former judge to contest the presidential elections.

The former Prime Minister said that Saeed us Zaman Siddiqui is a "non-partisan person".

Siddiqui was the Chief Justice when Sharif was deposed as Prime Minister in a military coup in 1999. He was forced to step down from his post after he refused to endorse Musharraf's actions.